Media Accountability: Codes of Conduct Print

Keywords: International, english, Media ethics and diversity, code of conduct, free press, open press, journalism.

This website is dedicated to media ethics. Practical ethics. It contains the largest collection of press codes of conduct in the world. And the site is dedicated to media accountability systems (M*A*S), first among which are press councils. Its basic principle is that news media, in order to serve the public well, must be free, free from distorting pressure exerted by political or economic forces. To obtain, keep, increase their freedom, media need to be trusted and protected by the general public. To gain that support, media need to inform readers/ listeners/ viewers properly – but also to listen and render accounts to them.